Call for Papers: 5th biannual Sal Castro Memorial Conference Feb 28-29, 2020 @ UC Santa Barbara

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The 5th biannual Sal Castro Memorial Conference on the Emerging Historiography of the Chicano Movement will take place on Feb. 28-29, 2020 at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Those interested in participating can send a one-page proposal and a current cv to Prof. Mario T. Garcia at garcia@history.ucsb.edu by October 1.  This conference showcases the renaissance of historiography of the Chicano Movement over the last few years.  The Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s was the largest and most widespread civil rights and empowerment by Mexican Americans in the United States.  The movement laid the foundation, among other things, for access to higher educations for Chicanos and other Latinos and for the rise of Latino political power which is today a reality.  Scholars, especially younger ones, are rediscovering the historical significance of the movement and in a critical fashion are exploring a diversity of movement topics.  Those involved especially in Chicano Movement studies are encouraged to submit a paper proposal.